Peter Lorimer - Hunslet Rugby League Club pay tribute to Leeds United legend

Hunslet Rugby League Club say they are "saddened" by the death of Leeds United legend Peter Lorimer.

Saturday, 20th March 2021, 4:35 pm
Peter Lorimer. Picture by PA.

Lorimer had a spell as commercial manager of Hunslet Hawks in the 1990s.

Hunslet’s Peter Jarvis, who - together with David Ward - coached Hunslet to the Division Two title in 1986-87, said: “I got to know Peter when he was manager at the Nelson club on Lowe Road, when Ronnie Teeman, Jeff Wine and Melvyn Levi owned it.

“We used to do our Saturday unopposed training down there, and always finished off with a game of soccer with the rugby ball.

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Peter Jarvis, right, alongside David Ward at a Hunslet game in the 1980s. Picture by Tim Clayton.

“Peter Lorimer and Bobby Collins were so impressed by the way the lads played soccer with a rugby ball - they said some of the pro’ soccer stars couldn’t control the football as well as our lads did the rugby ball.

“Peter was a gentleman – he always had time to speak, be it in general or about any sport.”

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